Two Open Board Positions: Application deadline Friday, December 1

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The board supports the work of Precipitation Northwest and provides leadership, oversight, and strategic governance. Board members currently oversee certain programs and projects within the community. The board does not produce events or manage general operations, but have important legal and fiduciary responsibility for PNW. Specific board member responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing PNW’s strategic plan

  • Reviewing outcomes of projects produced by PNW and evaluating their impact towards the organization's mission

  • Reviewing agendas and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings

  • Approving PNW's annual budget, auditing reports, and material business decisions; keeping informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Assisting the board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members

  • Partnering with other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments

  • Representing PNW to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization

  • Ensuring PNW’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities that PNW serves

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • A commitment to and understanding of the mission of PNW and the diversity of the community

  • Extensive professional experience with executive leadership in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector

  • Specific experience with non-profit accounting and legal support, fundraising, program development, human resources and volunteer management

  • Knows how to internet, including Google Drive and other productivity apps

  • Commitment to a minimum term of 3 years

  • An affinity for persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility

  • Engagement with PNW activities and events

  • The ideal candidate will play well with others too

  • Must not serve as either a SOAK or BurnOut Producer or Lead during their term on the board

SERVICE ON PNW’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS WITHOUT REMUNERATION, EXCEPT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, TRAVEL, AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS IN RELATION TO BOARD MEMBERS’ DUTIES.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Under the Oregon Revised Statute for nonprofits, Chapter 65, each board member must meet certain standards of conduct. These standards are typically described as Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, and Duty of Obedience. For additional information please see ORS Ch. 65.

Interested? Please email Board@precipitationnw.org include your resume or CV, cover letter, and three professional references.